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Thread: An idle question for a windy Monday
22/05/2017 17:20:39
Posted by Lima Hotel Foxtrot on 22/05/2017 15:42:20:
Posted by Braddock, VC on 22/05/2017 12:30:54:

Does it matter? His plane, his title.

Exactly. What is the obsession with categorising everything to the nth degree on this forum?

I said it was an idle question, far from an obsession.

22/05/2017 12:02:29

Here’s an idle thought for a windy Monday.

The other day I heard a club member describe his Flair Magnatilla as “Semi-Scale”. Now to me, for a model to be described in that way it would have to be based on an actual prototype. The Magnatilla, being a shoulder wing monoplane with a circular cowl, has the flavour of a Fokker Eindecker but the shape of the fuselage and tail bear no resemblance to any actual aircraft. So what do you call such types that are "in the style of" but not scale?

You could ask the same question of many of Peter Miller designs. His Miss Lizzy evokes the spirit of Golden Age racing aircraft but is a completely unique design. I don’t like the term "Comic Scale", but I’m sure somebody in the hobby has come up with a suitable term.

Maybe this is a dumb question but it got me thinking.

Thread: How do you upload a video to support a claim on Hobbyking?
09/05/2017 19:43:59

OK thanks Frank, I'll try that.

Well that was simple, it worked. Thanks

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 09/05/2017 19:51:53

09/05/2017 19:29:02

The claim form, for faulty goods, requires a video. I have an MP4 file ready buy Hobbyking expect a URL for it. I'm not a social media user, does anyone know where it should be uploaded so I can add the URL and they can see it?

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
08/04/2017 17:05:53
Posted by Stephen Jones on 08/04/2017 10:43:50:

I do like the Le Petite, David

Not so sure on £86 though , But then again i am a skin flint.

Steve wink

But Stephen, it's pnp, you only have to add RX and lipo and you get 10 minutes out of 1300mah! Mind you, my home made pilot is extra.



Edited By David Pearce 4 on 08/04/2017 17:06:35

06/04/2017 20:23:18

When Hobbyking had a flash sale reducing the Le Petite to £86 I grabbed one. It’s small, 810mm span, but I thought it had some classic charm. Reviews say it’s a good flyer too. The PNP package wasn’t perfect, the ESC was a dud and the elevator linkage needed re-gluing but otherwise it came together nicely.

I added my own markings by drawing them in CorelDraw and printing my own waterslide decals. For the Snoopy pilot I drew it by copying a web image. This I printed a left and right version onto glossy photo paper which I glued to balsa sheet, resulting in a nice lightweight profile pilot.

Maiden flight tomorrow.

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Thread: Super Flying Models Range
22/03/2017 18:28:14

Thanks chaps.

With a nicely sized Mustang kit, some lovely looking Fokker D7s and big Turbo Porter, I'm surprised there isn't more interest. Time will tell.

21/03/2017 21:50:39

I noticed this range of kits and ARTFs in the April RCME, Nuremburg review. The Mustang kits and several of the artfs look interesting. Distributed by Ripmax who have a pdf you can download of their range including these.

Has anyone bought any yet, it would be interesting to hear some experiences.

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 21/03/2017 21:51:57

Thread: Do you keep a log (book) ??
01/03/2017 15:06:42

I started keeping a log, on an Excel spreadsheet, mainly to record lipo usage. I use my TX timer to give flight times per flight and record against each model. I add some general notes about the days flying, any lessons learned or good and bad flights. So I know how many flights and times per model and in total.

One handy thing you learn is about cost per flight. My favourite plane cost me about £250 but with 360 flights that's only 69p per flight, a bargain!

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 01/03/2017 15:07:19

Thread: Where can I get an EDF Saab Viggen kit or ARTF?
21/02/2017 17:15:36

Thank you chaps for your input.  All very helpful and maybe now I will get to fly a Viggen!

21/02/2017 13:33:13


I'm staggered by the method of construction and the great range of prototypes. J29 is very tempting but it's the Viggen that I need most. I'm guessing this manufacturer isn't well known here yet. It maybe worth a post all of its own?

I'd be interested in your choice of power set up.

Thanks again.

21/02/2017 12:54:49

Thank you Pete, that looks very interesting. Good size too and I think just what I need.


Just had another look, very unusual, part kit part jigsaw puzzle!  But its one way of handling those curves.

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 21/02/2017 12:57:47

21/02/2017 11:43:21

I’m sure we all have a favourite aircraft that we’d like to have a model of. Yes, more than one for most of us but if I had to choose one only from my bucket list it would be the Saab Viggen.

ARTF or kit availability appears poor. Flite Test do slab sided foamy which is available through Sussex Models and they also have a plan for a more detailed model but no parts. There is a Swedish kit which looks superb from At 897mm span it’s perfect but being Swedish it’s about £240 plus cost of importing!

I know a large composite was available also but what I’d really like is something that could be powered by a 3S or 4S EDF, either as a kit or ARTF. Does anyone know of anything suitable?


Thread: Mystery model in March issue
19/02/2017 12:30:51

Yes, it's a Fokker DVI, see here:


Thread: Spot The Difference!
16/02/2017 14:36:58

A good 10 inches I reckon.

Thread: When is a Triplane not a Triplane?
13/02/2017 12:04:04

When it's a biplane, a Fokker D.VI in fact!

Excuse the sarcasm but triplanes generally have three wings, Fokker Dr.1 indeed!

See page 14 and 18 of just arrived March RCME

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 13/02/2017 12:05:21

Thread: Build your own model from FliteTest Foam Board
10/02/2017 10:06:34

They are also available from Sussex Model Centre. Some of the designs based on the Airplane movie are attractive.

Thread: Can You Name ALL These WW 2 Aircraft?
10/02/2017 09:11:21

45 for me. No hints but several only by elimination. Some so rare the images are from flight sims.

Thread: Wiggo
17/01/2017 19:21:36

Thanks Max.

Looking at the tailwheel assembly, and Glyns comment, it doesn't look likely I'll have that problem.

I'll post some pictures when it's completed, it's an enjoyable build so far.

17/01/2017 18:16:21
Posted by Glyn44 on 17/01/2017 17:40:54:

I used the same make of kit. Never had to bend mine.

Thanks Glyn

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